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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
place of bluegrass, and it's called the city of firsts. however, this week's vice presidential debate is not the first for the city of danville, kentucky. population just over 16,000. spotlight is not just on the city, but it's on vice president joe biden. comedian and political podcast host, man, your title gets longer every week, ben gleeb is here now. don't screw this up. you're on probation. >> i'll do my best, no promises. >> what can we expect from this debate from joe biden. all the president bush is on him following the president aes performance during his own debate which was not great. >> this is true. i think he needs to tell the american peel he can't be blamed for the top of his ticket and i think he needs to make sure he doesn't make many of his usual biden gaffes. hopefully he doesn't accidentally call paul ryan ryan paul or confuse him with paul rudd, tell him he was great in "40-year-old virgin." on the flip side i think paul rayan doesn't need to fall into the sarah palin trap and refer to joe as o'biden. and perhaps if biden wants to actually have some facts ready,
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
city. first i want to thank those who are taking quick action to ensure their own safety and to make it easier for the rest of us. i want to thank all the people that are here working, they are volunteers and doing a phenomenal job and i would like to give everybody a little bit more of an update on the city's preparation for hurricane sandy right now. the hurricane -- earlier today i signed an executive order for t the mandatory evacuation of homes and businesses in -- the low lying coastal areas of the city. to reiterate what are the low-lying areas, zone a included manhattan beach along the east river in brooklyn, all of the rock aways and also hamilton beach and broad channels in queens, all of the coastline in staten island, city island, and another patch of the south bronx, battery park city, and stretches of the the west side water front and of the lower east side village in manhattan. there are two maps on display there, which we have and which we're trying to get. which show the areas as zone a, but the bottom line is the other map shows the 76 evacuation centers. if you liv
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am PDT
water out of the tunnels probably the main -- one of the main orders of business right now. first a transportation update. as you know, the new york city buses are at full service today. thank you, mr. joe and your extraordinary team. there will be limited commuter rail service on metro north and on the long island railroad which will begin 2:00 p.m. today. okay? limited commuter rail service on metro north and limited new york city subway service subpoena meanted by a business bridge which bill will give you more will begin tomorrow. one more time. limited new york city subway service sum mepted by a bus bridge from brooklyn to manhattan will begin tomorrow. three of the seven east river tunnels have been pumped and are now free of water, so that's good news. there will be more service literally on a day by day basis as the mta is working through this, and, once again, i have had the good fortune of working closely with the fda team, and jim loda and his team has done magnificent service, and we thank them all very much. new yorkers have been great through this. we're going to need
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
more syrians are now displaced. >>> tense fighting also being reported in syria's main cities, aleppo and damascus. let's go to neighboring lebanon. mohammed, first of all, you look at these pictures. i mean, we see the demolition is taking place. displacement. it really does remind you of what happened 30 years ago when you had syrian president bashar al assad's father brutally suppressing a revolt in that very same city. >> reporter: well, that's right, suzanne. that's what we've heard from residents in hama that are being affected by this. the massacre that happened here 30 years ago is still very much fresh in the minds of residents in hama, and they are concerned that what's happening now might be a precursor it a repeat of that. now, in 1982 you had syrian security forces at the orders of al assad, his father, putting done a revolt there. there were never any official numbers, but estimates ranging from between 3,000 to maybe 40,000 people, casualties, of that revolt that was put down by the government. now, you have this campaign. activists are saying it is system matti
CNN
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
? >> i mean, this is the first disaster i've gone through in new york city and i mean, just as a resident of the city, it seems pretty well run. i think there's always going to be things that happen and you just can't keep the ocean out of your city if the ocean's determined to get in. >> i think mayor bloomberg has been spot-on, actually. he's done a series of press conferences. he seems to be completely on top of the brief. he's prepared everybody. there's always going to be, i can't believe this, still idiots who are out there today jogging next to the water. why would you be so stupid? listen to what the mayors, the governors, president, everyone is telling you, get inside and be safe. >> i think curiosity is an incredibly powerful force. we can watch the news on tv but sometimes it's right down the street and it's very hard not to go see it. the crane that you have dangling outside the building, when i was watching it on cnn all afternoon, i just saw it coming in now, i couldn't believe it. i was looking at it in person. i think it's a very powerful motivator for people. >>
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
of mitt romney's biggest supporters, governor chris christie. more on that in a moment. first, breaking news, new york city's best known hospital, bellevue, is now being evacuated. hundreds of patients are being moved due it a failing power supply. dr. sanjay gupta will join us momentarily with more on that. the storm claimed at least 50 lives in the u.s. and one in can d canada. national guard troops are rescuing families trapped by floodwaters in hoboken, new jersey, right now. we learned today that the navy is sending three amphibious landing ships to the coast of new york as well as new jersey in case they're needed. nation's largest subway system still water logged, limited subway and rail service begins tomorrow, but above 34th street as mayor michael bloomberg said a moment ago in a press conference, below 34th street, no subway service. one sign of normalcy, the new york stock exchange was reopened and the bell was rung by mayor michael bloomberg. getting back to business there. we have this today from nasa, first time we're seeing this. satellite images of superstorm
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 1:00am PDT
another. >> first lady michelle obama at a campaign event in iowa city says the president is putting his political schedule on hold because sandy is his priority. >>> and west virginiaens are expected to get hammered by heavy and wet snow. sandy's not sparing anyone. as much as three feet of it is expected in higher elevations and a blizzard warning is in effect for ten counties there. the snow threatens to bring down power lines and people are being advised as they are here to stay indoors, soledad. >> what a mess. what a mess. zoraida, thank you for the update. we take a short break. within we come back on the other side, we tell you what's happening with that massive house fire -- i should say fire of two dozen homes in breezy point in queens. we know it's related to hurricane sandy. downed power lines started this fire. huge problem for firefighters, no water pressure. they can't fight this fire ekively. we have an update and new pictures to show you when we come back in just a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall i
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
york city. just over my should, the collapsed crane you see it there hanging over 57th street. we'll get to that in a moment. first, across the mid-atlantic, state and local emergency teams are rushing to save people and to save their homes. sandy is living up to the warnings it would bring devastation never before seen in this region. a white capped rush of water took over the streets of ocean city, new jersey, after hurricane sandy made landfall at 8:00 last night. the governor is calling the damage there unprecedented. so far 29 people have died here in the united states. 29. and dozens of survivors today feared what would happen if rescuers had not shown up in time. >> we tried to stop it. we put towels down, we had the sandbags down. it was rushing in. it was rushing in from the windows, the doorways, everywhere. >> we lost everything. i came all the way from the top of the house. >> where were you at that time? >> downstairs trying to save them and i couldn't do anything about it. just kept on pouring in. it was coming all over the place, under the windows, from the side
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives and they are still fighting fires and conducting life-saving search and rescue missions, and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. the storm bought something like 23 serious fires to parts of staten island, brooklyn, queens, city island and the bronx. the terrible fire on breezy point is now under control but we believe we lost more than 80 houses. and the search and recovery operations there are ongoing. if any of you saw the pictures on television, it looked like a forest fire out in the midwest. the winds were just devastating blowing from one building to the next one and those buildings were close together. we are hoping and praying that there was no loss of life in those fires, but even if we can save every life, which kn we kn people have lost their homes, and i want them to know they have our full support in the days and weeks ahead. the 76 shelters we opened will remain open today and we will continue to keep shelter
CNN
Oct 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> i'm still making the most of my time in the city. earlier today, i went shopping at some stores in midtown. i understand governor romney went shopping for some stores in midtown. one of president obama's good one-liners tonight. >> one of president obama's good one liners tonight at the al smith dinner in new york. back with us gloria borger, jim acosta. the most important issues facing them right now. when it comes to women, the most important issue, abortion, 39%. jobs, health care, the economy, equal rights, 19, 18, 16, 15%. were you surprised by the poll? >> i was surprised by the poll, wolf. i think generally while women obviously care about the issue of abortion, the issue of contraception and a whole variety of social issues, the number one issue that we have seen in a lot of polls is the question of the economy. i think if you look at the polling of women in battleground states, it's very mixed as you go -- as you go from state to state. so i was surprised by t
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
our region it seems whenever municipalitie municipalities, the city or state is cash starved, the motorist is a path of first resort. >> reporter: aaa looked at two dozen intersections in and around new york city and found, yes, the pesky yellow lights that seem too short actually are. in the intersections you looked at, how many in your estimation had yellow lights that were too short? >> in new york city, 100%. >> reporter: 100%? how short? >> we found in general anywhere from 2.5 to 2.8 second. >> reporter: aaa says with gotcha cams there's 170 in new york city have become a revenue cash cow. according to one report, in the past five years, tickets from red light cameras generated $235 million, 47.2 million in just the past year. there is no legal requirement for the length of a yellow light but in general the prevailing view is that it should be about one second for every 10 miles per hour on the speed limit. in manhattan, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour so that's 3 seconds for a yellow light but here at this intersection, we timed it and it's less. 2.5 seconds. >> my und
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
republican challenger mitt romney appearing at one final rally in denver. the city where he will be squaring off one-on-one for the first time with president obama. >> in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> romney will, no doubt, be pressed by the president on the specifics of that pathway and with the candidates neck and neck in the most recent cnnorc poll, with the three-point lead falling within the margin of error. it's anybody's game. here to talk strategy is ryan lizza washington correspondent for the new yorker. nice to have you with us. >> nice to see you. >> to make sense of this. we've seen them trying to lowering the expectations. what can we expect? >> that's the sort of game. you talk about how your opponent is an incredible debater and you don't know anything. you can barely stand on the stage. so much of the game is after the debate is over. these things are
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 9:00am PDT
. now those mcdonald's fellow employees have filed a suit saying we want our money. i think we first have to resolve, did she have the winning ticket, richard, or not? >> baltimore. that's where it took place, fred. they're a city of dreamers because the yankees ended that dream yesterday for them. >> watch it. >> right. i'm from new york, obviously. >> i'm from maryland. watch it. >> you're in vegas. >> i flew in yesterday. they are dreamers. they done the have any proof that she had the ticket. she certainly didn't cash it herself. nobody has seen the ticket. it's a great idea but you can make all these allegations for $130, anybody can file a lawsuit and make these allegations. you have to prove it. it's what you can prove. this group, they're disgruntled, they wish she had it. they can't prove it. if all of a sudden her lifestyle changes because she appointed nominees to cash in the ticket, obviously there will be an investigation and continuing lawsuit. right now, this case is going nowhere. >> really? avery, the attorneys -- >> like the orioles, it's over. >> oh, gosh. the atto
CNN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
approaching the protective sand dune right there. this is the first time we've seen it come up onto that sand dune. there's about 100 yards from that sand dune to the property line here in ocean city. so, that's certainly something officials and residents are going to be keeping a watchful eye on. as we've been talking about this storm surge is the biggest threat for areas like this one. they're talking about the effects of this storm, coupled with the high tide and full moon that could add up to a major storm surge. flooding, possible power outages that could last for days. sandra endoin ocean city, thank you. here in new york where we haven't had any rain or big wind gusts sandra and george howell have been reporting for us but the impact of hurricane sandy has been felt in a big way here in new york city in terms of closures. the entire mass transit system has been shut down here in new york. 375,000 people have been evacuated from the low-lying flood-prone areas in brooklyn and lower manhattan. life-threatening storm surge is predict, a storm surge of 11 feet. john berman has updates
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 2:00am PDT
sandy left in its wake. they are worried about that. in new york city, the traditional halloween parade was postponed. mayor bloomberg says it may be rescheduled next week. the storm also wiping out halloween festivities at the white house. you predicted this when the storm was first forming. you said halloween is over. >> this is the second time this happened in these parts. last year halloween was canceled far lot of neighborhoods and communities. there are a lot of kids who will remember trick or treating. >> christine and i were talking, have your own halloween party at home. bring your kids over. >>> head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. >>> coming up, what some banks are doing to help people try to recover from sandy. a little bit of good news there. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... gia
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
audience. is that a fair criticism? or is it because the crowd he's speaking to? >> first thing, speaker dennis hastert said at this time, questioned whether we should build new orleans. i think there was significant pushback from people in that region, specific about the city of new orleans, and eric's point that did come up. >> it was a racial point. about new orleans being below sea level. >> one second. one second, okay? my point is, from new orleans, they were offended by that. here is the deal. and he had talked to the congressional black caucus, how he sees him, what he said. i heard him naacp, 2009, talked about what he did in terms of schools, those lines, and got criticized for saying basically lecturing african-americans that he wouldn't do it for the white audience. didn't hear anybody white or conservative complain about that, you pull yourself up by your boot straps. let's be honest. politicians have always talked different ways, different groups, whether are you democrat or republican, conservative or liberal. >> but, rollland, what critics are saying, he's whole message o
CNN
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> governor romney is banking on a big push in the next 12 days. you can be sure he's hoping the swing states turn his way november 6th but can he do it? with me is former new hampshire governor john sunun
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00am PDT
expedition commander. this will mark for the second space flight and his first aboard a russian soyuz spacecraft. kevin ford is joining us live now from the cosmonaut training center in star city, russia, where he and his crewmates have been preparing for the mission. thank you for being with us. you will be at that time iss from the end of the month until march of next year. can you tell us what you will be doing while you are there? >> well, i can't tell you exactly what we will be doing but i can tell you what we plan to do. so we -- we hope to carry out a lot of science. we had a lot of training on maybe 30 or 40 different crew, intensive science projects that will do onboard. have to do with fluid dynamics, combustion, medicine, human science, various kinds of things. osteoporosis. they are all very involved when you do them in zero g. training is extensive. that's the purpose of going up there to get all of this science -- science done. there are a lot of elements to fly something space you have to train for as well. getting there, getting back, handling of the cargo that arrive
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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CNN
Oct 21, 2012 3:00pm PDT
ongoing debate over how informants are used. in 2006, the so-called liberty city seven were secretly recorded by the fbi. mainly homeless men in miami with an inform a culesed in a plot to blow up federal buildings and chicago's sears tower. after the first of two mistrials a jury foreman said this. >> i don't think any of us on the jury really felt these guys were really that dangerous or really "terrorists." >> reporter: after a third trial, five of the men were convicted. last year, in another controversial case involving this man, the fbi dropped its investigation because according to sources, there were questions about possible entrapment involving an informant. new york city authorities say the case is solid and are prosecuting jose pimentel, an alleged al qaeda sympathizer accused of plotting to set off pipe bombs. police couoffered this mock-up powerful the bombs could have been. those images or just the prospect of them can be enough to convince juries, according to cnn national security analyst peter bergen. >> there's 100% conviction or pleading guilty rate. so juries are
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
they know the cause. >>> also a big health scare at a big city hospital. doctors are now rushing to try to trace the source of a deadly form of meningitis. hours before president obama and governor romney face off for the first time in prime time, you had heard from the romney camp earlier this morning. stephanie cutter, deputy manager from the obama campaign will join us to talk about their strategy. ac=u.lt'p/wlÑkñ0k9%"@n ♪ nope. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. don't worry, there's plenty left for you dad. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft? i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
eastern. >>> the romney campaign got a big lift from the first debate last week. so, what are the expectations for paul ryan tonight? congressman jeb hinserling tells me next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's largest 4g network. now covering 3000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. at&t. rethink possible. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of exp
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
removed a bullet that first hit her in the had head and then ended up in her lower neck. thursday, malala was transferred from a hospital in northwest pakistan to a leading military hospital in the garrison city of rawalpindi in islamabad. doctors are keeping a close eye on swelling of her brain, always a big concern after brain surgery. of course, the brain is housed in a bone. unlike other parts of the body, the swelling has simply nowhere else to go. that's why doctors say it's crucial to keep the swelling under control. they say the next one or two days will be critical in her recovery. in the meantime, the government of pakistan, under pressure to find the shooters who attacked malala. we're get iting a lot of conflicting accounts from top government officials, interior minister said thursday that they have identified the two gunmen and they will be arrested soon. the foreign minister telling cnn that 100 people have been detained for questioning, but on friday a police chief in the region saying that most of those detainees have been released. 35 are still in custody. but there's no
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
there on the shores of staten island. it was the same surge that we've saw in new york city up into the east side all along where the hospitals are now being evacuated and also of course into hoboken. it was the same water, the same surge, the same high tide. this was the first pictures though we've seen from staten island. and they are equally as disturbing as we see in other parts of new york and new jersey. >> looks like the boats are little toys stacked upon each other. >> how high the water went. >> i don't know, what could they have done to prevent this? >> well, they could have double tied a lot of them. but you see the little sticks sticking out of the water right there, that's where the dock was. so you can't do much when the dock actually gets thrown away as well. the dock torn up and thrown with the boats. here you see these boats. this is right near the park just thrown right on to the shore here. nice protected cove. actually, there wasn't probably much wave action in here. a great little hook comes down there by that cove to protect this little inlet. but the water goes up
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
in, this is feeding in now, wtvi out of atlantic city. first aerials of the boardwalk, of course the famous boardwalk, sections that were washed away. you can see the boats that are just tossed about there, the homes are right there on the water. and just remnants of what the boardwalk used to be, as it just goes out into the water. 11,000 people spend the night in red cross shelters in that area. but this is one of the first aerials that we're seeing from the famous boardwalk out of atlantic city. ali velshi was in atlantic city last night and it was extraordinary to see just how quickly the water had risen and when he was doing those reports, got up one point to his waist. it really was a city that, for the most part, people hunkered down. he did not see a lot of people out on the streets. it was pretty much abandoned. in the light of day, you're just beginning to get a sense of the damage and devastation that that atlantic city area has experienced, particularly the boardwalk area, and the commercial area that was abandoned last night. for the most part, people stayed indoors
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Oct 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
you. ali velshi is joining us as well. he's on the streets of your city. first of all, mayor, what precautions have you taken right now? how are the folks in atlantic city holding up? >> wolf, good evening. we're trying to get through this and do the best that we can to cope with a very difficult situation. we have been successful in getting some of our residents to heed the warnings that we presented to them friday and yesterday to evacuate the barrier island and move to higher ground. unfortunately, not as many folks as we would have liked have taken heed to that warning. back during the last catastrophic event that we experienced, that being hurricane irene, we achieved a 98% evacuation rate. but for whatever reason, this time, we haven't reached that number yet. we think we're somewhere having evacuated several thousand people. but we still have too many people in atlantic city. that creates a very uncomfortable situation for all of our emergency responders and officials are still trying to do the best we can to get people out of harm's way. >> mayor, ali velshi is on the stree
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
washington. "fareed zakaria gps" will be back shortly. >>> first, we've learned that new york city will suspend bus and train service starting at 7:00 p.m. due to hurricane sandy. we want to go meteorologist bonnie schneider at the cnn weather center in atlanta for an update on the storm. bonnie? >>> candy, the storm is definitely getting closer as it continues to work its way to the north and then make that turn back to the u.s. and that's what's so unusual about this hurricane. of course, having a hurricane in october is unusual, as well. but this is going to be a wind and a rainmaker. we're talking about a widespread area impacted. in fact, millions of people potentially could be without power. when you look at the populations of cities like new york, philadelphia, and as far west as cleveland, ohio. we're also looking at the threat for storm surge, this is very key because winds are going to be strong, and we'll be looking for water to pile up, particularly in the inner harbor areas like into new york harbor, long island sound. all of these are at risk for storm surge and flood
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Oct 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's beaches is, quote, overwhelming. today, governor christie will tour the devastation with president obama. the republican governor who has campaigned steadily for mitt romney raised eyebrows by praising the president's response to this crisis. we'll take a look at the politics in play. but first, more importantly, we'll focus on the devastation, the damage along the jersey shore. michael holmes is in toms river. that's on the jersey shore. he joins us by phone. very hard to get a live shot out of there right now. michael, describe the jersey shore. what are you seeing? >> reporter: damage in barrier island. it's quite a sight, i can tell you. there's a mile-long queue of emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, four-wheel drive, heavy earth-moving equipment, buses loaded
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
announcer ] introducing a reason to look twice. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> detroit tigers are american league central champs after beating up on kansas city last night. miguel cabrera, look at him there. he hit a home run as he closes in on a possible triple crown. that's awesome. champagne showers fill the nationals dressing room, too. nats clinch the n.l. east. bryce harper, he can't drink yet. they sprayed apple cider on him instead of champagne and he took a few sips of that. >>> oakland a's claimed an american league wild card spot after beating tex ining texas. >>> chicago bears made tony romo absolutely miserable, picking off the cowboys quarterback, count 'em -- five times. five. they returned two of those for touchdowns. bears went on to beat the cowboys on their home field 34-18. it's the second time in his career he has pick ed off five times. >>> oakmont vikings going for an extra point at the end of the game. you'll see it here. holder throws a wedding bouquet pass and it's caught for a two-point conversio
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00am PDT
five hours. >> wow. sandy ripping through a wide swath of big cities all up and down the east coast. but then i look at the situation state by state. let's go to connecticut first. this is the situation right now. sandy has killed at least one person and injured two others in connecticut. entire waterfront communities submerged underwater, and more than 639,000 people are without power there. the already high storm surges from sandy are only being made worse by the full moon. and governor dan malloy says authorities are bracing for surges up to 11 feet above normal high tide. the governor says connecticut could potentially face unprecedented damage. >> this is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes. >> we head back to new york. sandy is being blamed for at least five deaths there. >> a spokesman from governor cuomo's office says one of the victims died when a tree fell on his home in queens. and also in queens a woman was electrocute when'd she stepped into a puddle. >> jason carroll has a look at things now in long island. >
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
york city is the capital of the world in a lot of ways. the markets here closed down by choice for the first time since september 11th, 2001. when did you know how bad it would be? >> i'm sorry. what? >> when did you know -- >> i think last week, there was a lot of talk about preparation for this storm. lots of things were inspected, for instance, cranes were inspe inspected. obviously, so earlier today, something that was unanticipated and a lot of preparation. i believe this city has done everything they could reasonably have done, but mother nature is mother nature. you know, we're still going to feel significant effects. >> let me ask you about that crane because i could see it outside today before i came down here. how did that crane end up in that situation? was there a way to hold it down? and how many people are at risk? it's just dangling there. it seems like it could cause a lot of loss of life. >> it's really unknown as to how the crane got to where it was. it really tipped over, the boon tipped over, but the whole area has been evacuated and cleared. we know traffic, th
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
nation's oil riches to rebound some mexico city park. ice called the park and that's where the statue sits. if you take a look at the map you'll see that while this is the first statue of him, similar star tus have concurred much of eastern world and in asia. perhaps this one is coming to a park near you. the correct answer to our gps challenge question was c,
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Oct 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
headlines. up first, would you like more fries with that? an article in the tri-city harold says a surplus of idaho potatoes is hitting washington state potato farmers in the wallet. washington farmers are still digging up potatoes but there are already too many potatoes on the market driving prices down. potato wars! there's been a significant increase in potato acreage this year, mostly in idaho. >> i say yes to more french fries. yes. >>> and the delta georgia citizen has a story of a woman being reunited with her dog after being apart four years. heather jackson's siberian husky disappeared from her backyard four years ago but recently jackson got a call from a shelter hundreds of miles away in mchenry county, illinois. workers say someone dropped the dog off at a shelter in georgia and the dog was sent to illinois to avoid being put down. they found jackson through an i.d. microchip implanted in shakira. over the weekend jackson made the 700-mile drive to illinois to bring her beloved shakira back home. >> the microchip identifies so many dogs. >> now why didn't they find the
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
around screaming about the reality the first day over a time that's supposed to be peaceful, what it's like for the perceived city of homs. he is blame this on government forces and clashes between government forces and rebel free syrian army members. they're showing violence across syria. a day when a cease-fire is supposed to take effect and local coordination and opposition syria that at least 20 people have been killed. >> so it really sounds like there is nobody believes that a cease-fire is possible in syria. >> it's hard to say. a lot of people and the people we speak with in syria say they don't believe this will hold. one of the problems is you have both the rebels and the regime putting conditions on a cease-fire. the regime yesterday when they mounsed there was going to be a cease-fire said that they have the right to retaliate against any terrorist activity and to defend their borders from areas that enter the country. they said that if their attack, their going to attack back. because of that and what is going on, it's looking increasingly dire. now with this car bomb that
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
? >> well, you know, first of all, i just want to say that you know, as i go around the city and my sentiments are the same, the sections of new jersey were hit so much harder than newark. really a devastating impact on entire neighborhoods, towns, displacing thousands. hundreds and hundreds of thousands without power. so our hearts and prayers are with our fellow new jerseyans as they deal with this difficult time. i've been in and out of our shelters a lot the last 24 hours. we've had hundreds of people coming in and going out. tonight we still have in our main shelter between 100 and 200 people. it's going to be a challenging time. we know we have difficulties ahead in newark. upstate right now is the worst crisis we've seen in a long time and all of us here are just praying as the challenges continue that families and communities are able to pull through. we just faced a very, very strong storm. i know here in the state of new jersey we are strong. >> many politicians, frankly, don't really want to talk about politics at this time. because you've got citizens you're trying to he
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Oct 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
may help them to make their decision. dee in new york city writes, "i think they did matter and the first debate turned tide. romney got to prove he's not some sort of cold, out of touch monster. obama getting more desperate with each passing week has shown what an angry, petty street fighter he is. romney came across as reasonable, smart, able to cross the aisle, capable, and presidential." annie in atlanta says, "honestly, jack, the debates don't mean a thing to me personally, but then i paid attention to what these guys said from the first day they've thrown their hat in the ring. it's a shame we have so much information available, and yet so few of us even bother to read through it." and ken in seattle writes, "some of my favorite tv programs were not on and that was a bummer. in terms of the election, they provided nothing of value." if you want to read more about this, go to the blog, cnn.com/cafferty file or through our post on "the situation room's" facebook page. >> t"the situation room" is one of ken's favorite tv show. we were on, as you know, jack. >> it is good that he
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
magnitude? >> first, before i answer that, let me just say how proud i am to work for nyu langone medical center, where we have physicians and staff and nurses and the new york city fire department and police department, who did an extraordinary effort in incredibly difficult circumstances evacuating all our patients in 12 hours safely. it is a miracle. they did a terrific job. we are a massive huge complex. we have many generators. they are tested all the time. this was an unbelievably powerful storm. many, many things happened that were really beyond anyone's control and that's what just happened. it's a very unfortunate set of circumstances but thank god we have such an incredible team of people who were able to do heroic work. right now, we're assessing all of our infrastructure. our goal is to get back online as soon as possible. our patients, our staff, our doctors want to get back to work so priority number one right now is assess the infrastructure. our buildings are safe but assess the infrastructure, see what damage was done. we had ten feet of water, 12 feet of water in our bas
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
enormous progress, at least temporarily, of dispelling in the first debate. >> ron braunstein, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> i know you're watching tonight. >>> 16 minutes past the hour, new york city police officer under investigation after a violent arrest was caught on camera. two officers, one male, one female, were responding to a dispute at a brooklyn community center last week when, boy, things got out of hand. the video appears to show a male officer hitting a suspect dozens of times after the suspect pulls free. the department's internal affairs bureau is now reviewing the situation. >>> money news this morning, the fbi issues a warning for android phone users. two attacks are fishing for your information, using applications containing malware. the fbi is warning, don't open text messages you don't know and password protect your mobile device. >>> amateur astronomers discovered a new planet in a solar system with four, count them, four suns. the planet orbits two of the suns and is orbited by two more suns and is a little bigger than neptune and about six times bigger
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >>> it is 15 minutes past the hour. time to check our top stories. for the first time a native american has been named a saint. the 17th century woman known as lily of the mohawk was canonized at st. piter's square. pope den bikt said she lived a life radiant with faith and purity. >>> president obama pledging federal resources in the investigation of a deadly shooting in wisconsin. police say radcliffe haughton shot seven women killing three at a suburban milwaukee salon on sunday before he shot himself. the incident comes days after a judge issued a restraining order to keep him away from his ex-wife. >>> the san francisco giants have forced a game seven with st. louis. ryan vogelsong struck out nine cardinals in seven innings and the giants went on to win 6-1. game seven tonight in san francisco, weather permitting. the winner, of course, moves on to the world series. >>> good news for you, the consumer. gas prices have dropped for the 11th straight day. prices are down 8 cents in the past two weeks and some 20 cent
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Oct 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
recovering rehoboth beach which is in delaware and sandra endo is reporting for us in ocean city in maryland. so let's get you updates as well from philadelphia mayor michael nutter. going to get first to deb feyerick as we mentioned, she's in lindenhurst, long island. yesterday was water was in some cases waist high. how's it looking there this morning, deb? >> reporter: you know, it's looking better. a lot of the water receding but, again, full moon, waiting for high tide. so it's yet to be determined as to what will happen once daylight comes. we can tell you, the smell of gasoline very, very strong. a number of homes in this area beened to the ground. you have this dichotomy between floods and fires and people trying to fight both, trying to figure out what's going on. a police officer walked this up road, just a short time ago, he was going to work. he said all the homes at the end of this block are about three feet of water saturating the entire area. you can see some of the boats that are here in this boat yard, they are now in the water as well. again, it's one of those situ
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Oct 18, 2012 9:00am PDT
attack there's. you see that smoke rising over the city today, and this happened as the international mediator lakhdar brahimi is set to arrive. he is going to trying to broker a peace deal next week. he stopped first in lebanon to discuss the plan that calls for a self-imposed troop. no monitoring required. >> people not too confident about that. the syrian rebels, meanwhile, seeing more successes in their battles against government forces. nick payton walsh now gives us a close-up look to the frontlines. >> a scene becoming more common in syria. rebels assaulting the once impenetratable walls of regime bases. flourishes of rebel success in the past week that have kept coming like this bid to cut off the main road north isolating the main cities of aleppo, looeflg some observers asking whether the rebels are finding new ways to hit a weakened enemy harder and perhaps just maybe break a long stalemate. >> we've seen the syrian opposition getting stronger and stronger. it is getting new techniques for taking down syrian airpower. what we have seen is take the insurrection
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
, sandra endo reporting live from ocean city, maryland, this morning. how do you survive these changing, rough conditions when you're out in the atlantic in a lifeboat? retired u.s. army lieutenant general russell honry joins us now. general, first of all, are you amazed that these people have even put themselves in this situation? >> yeah. but you can never be surprised in these great disasters that there are people out doing activity like this. from what i've read, secondhand information, the captain was trying to go on the outside of the storm to make his way down to florida. obviously he didn't go far enough. the united states coast guard using the c-130 hercules aircraft, same aircraft we use for the hurricane hunters, have bravely gone in and re-established communications with him. they're talking with him. the fact he's in the lifeboat. he's followed the standards obviously to have emergency communications. he had a big enough lifeboat for all his crew. he prepared for worst case conditions. i doubt if he had ever expected to use this lifeboat. now with the winds the way they are
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Oct 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
, and finally chicago where he will become the first u.s. president to vote early. romney makes three campaign stops in ohio today. he is starting in cincinnati, his wife, ann, will headline three campaign rallies in florida. >>> this actually happened. police in kansas city on the lookout for a suspect they say kra who used a samurai sword to rob a chicken restaurant. police say he took off in an old chevy pickup and is still on the loose this morning. >> a sword. >>> some people barely able to outrun the flames as a wildfire flames across the town of wetmore, colorado. this is this morning. it is only about 15% contained. more than 15,000 acres have burned so far and more than 15 homes have been damaged or destroyed. hundreds have been evacuated. >>> we're fast approaching the holiday travel season and the bad news is flights this year may set you back even more than last year. >> but if you haven't made your plans yet, do not panic. because christine romans is here with this week's "road warriors." >> the booking site travelocity reviewed thanksgiving fares, and those fares are cos
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Oct 18, 2012 1:00pm PDT
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Oct 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
us. david, looks like it's a transportation mess in new york city. what can you tell us, first of all, about the subways? >> wolf, this storm seemed to accomplish the impossible. it took this city that is constantly on the move and stopped it cold. right now, what we're hearing is it could be days before the subway trains start running again. there were seven tunnels that go under the east river, connecting manhattan to the boroughs outside. those tunnels took on water, and now they're pumping that water out. but it's more than just an operation of getting rid of the water and drying things out. this saltwater is going to be an awful lot of damage to their equipment down there, so it's going to take some time to get service restored to those tunnels. in the meantime, bus service might be starting back up later today and into tomorrow, into the rush hour tomorrow morning, but it's going to be on a limited basis. they're saying that with this limited system, it's also going to be free for now. but at this point, commuters don't have a lot of choices. there are only about 4,000 taxis
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Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
shows the position is now 395 miles east of new york city. it's the first time we're seeing that mentioned in a position statement. so much to talk about. so little time. here's a look at the movement you can see to the northeast at 10 miles per hour. a category one hurricane. we're expecting it to come in as a hurricane. last year during irene there was a lot of talk that it came in as a strong tropical storm, but this will be a strong storm and a large one, and they will impact us many many different ways. one of the ways we'll be impacted, and it was noted on the last hurricane advisory was it was storm surge. that's not just the rain falling from the sky. we're going to get a lot of rain, and we'll see the piling up of the water in dangerous areas, possibly long island sound or even new york harbor. what happens when the hurricane winds -- once it starts getting into that shallow coastal area, it has nowhere else to go, brook, but up and out and inland. storm surge can travel many, many miles. we've seen that before with past hurricanes. this is a big concern for this system
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to try to restore power. how long will it take to get power back on for your customers? >> first thing, we have 3.2 million customers in new york city. that's the five boroughs in westchester county. 650,000 of those customers are out of service. so, the last few days, we've been warning your viewers that to be prepared and to also be patient. this is a storm that's still in the process of happening. it's pretty dynamic and those numbers could easily go up. what we're warning them, as we say, we have to go through an assessment process first, to figure out what is actually wrong with the equipment, set out about making the repairs and we have to do it in a safe way. we cannot allow our employees to be out if the winds are still surging and the bucket trucks we can't have them up in the air if wind surges are still strong. we have to have safety first. once we do that, the crews will be augmented by crews we've contacted from around the country to assist us as they are assisting other utilities along the eastern seaboard because of this storm. >> deidre with con edison, a long wee
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